|LSARRC at the West Coast HM|
Full results: P24 Darran Ames 01:35:47.70, P25 Chris Bowker 01:39:38.49, P63 Kev Murray 01:46:40.10, P71 Lewis Mcafee 01:48:18.80, P71 James Buckley 01:50:09.87, P119 Jacqui Murray 02:00:05.43, P164 Laura Byrne 02:10:17.84, P172 Pamela Binns 02:14:15.82 (first FV65+), P195 Ruth Bye 02:24:22.03 and P218 Sarah Bagshaw 02:38:16.89.
Also, on Sunday Melanie Koth of Lytham ran the Rochdale Half Marathon. Koth said it was a fantastic race, completely traffic free, with closed roads. Runners started in front of the historic town hall uphill to the park and then turned on the canal where we most of the route run, we left the canal near a big reservoir where we did a loop around it before heading back to the canal and a downhill finish. The course was well marshalled and lots of supporters around to give some motivation. There was also a 10k and a fun run. Koth came 38th overall out of 403 runners, 4th Lady and 1st V45 in a time of 1:30:39 which is another diamond standard time for her.
Greg Oulton travelled to Haworth, Yorkshire, for the 10k,825 feet Withins Skyline fell race. Starting and finishing at Penistone Country Park, almost entirely off road with plenty of mud, climbing, styles and bogs to negotiate, Oulton finished in 1:17:30, over 7 minutes faster than his previous attempt last year.
As usual lots of club runners completed parkruns at the weekend. At the Lytham Hall parkrun Joe Greenwood was first home for the club, followed by Mark Selby for 4th. Second female and 7th overall was Joanna Goorney in 20:27. 9th and 10th went to Neil Bayntun-Roberts (20:45) and Graham Webster. Barbara Holmes was 3rd female in a time of 21:02, junior Maddy Markham ran well and finished in 21:32 for 4th female, and Gary Stansfield secured a new personal best time of 22:08.
Other Results: Oliver Thomson 22:26 (24th), Mark Hughes 22:29 (27th), Dave Dunn 22:32 (28th), Kev Murray ran 22:44 (29th), Gill Draper 24:05 (50th), Claire Markham 24:27 (54th), Jacqui Murray 26:39 (88th), Trevor Roberts 26:51 (93rd), Jason Sheridan 27:36 (100th), Greg Oulton 27:54 (105th), Karen Lanigan 29:21 (123rd), Lewis McAfee 29:46 (127th), Lorna Jayne Cragg 29:50 (129th), Jeremy McCandless 32:28 (163rd) and Michelle Sheridan 34:23 (174th).
John Graeme Bertenshawe travelled to Lancaster and finished the parkrun there in a time f 22:56 for 39th position overall.
At the Fell Foot parkrun in Newby Bridge Rebecca Willetts came 144th in a time of 31:00. Felicity Wolohan was 5th female at the Princes parkrun in Liverpool in a time of 22:53. At the Pennington Flash parkrun Ian Tate was 18th in 22:21. Further a field at the Coventry parkrun Alistair Leivers of Lytham was 77th in 18:39.
At the junior parkrun in Lytham on Sunday 4 juniors took part and the first two finishers were from Lytham. Morgan Pritchard was first home in a time of 7:56. Jayden Richardson was second home in 8:17. James McAfee ran the course in 12:20 and his brother Joshua ran 15:36.